Senior Manager, Program Management

Mirum focuses on finding and developing drugs for difficult to treat liver diseases. Our lead program is focused on two severe liver diseases in children, Alagille syndrome and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). Both conditions can result in severe itching, liver damage and a need for liver transplant. Based on a wealth of data from clinical trials spanning multiple years and involving more than one hundred patients, we believe our approach can address the underlying cause of symptoms and liver damage. Our goal is to give families their lives back.


The Senior Manager, Program Management will partner with the Program Lead and functional leads to further develop and manage the integrated product plan including supporting strategy, developing timelines, and ensuring adherence to the budget for one of our cholestatic liver disease programs.


  • Supports the Program Lead with setting and the timely execution of the program and development strategies.
  • Develops and maintains integrated program timelines in conjunction with functional leads.
  • Ensures timely communication of program strategy, implementation of plans and program process, risks, issues and mitigations.
  • Identification and communication of priorities and critical path activities to product team.
  • Develops and maintains program risk tracker by communicating with functional leads on a regular basis and proposes potential risk mitigation.
  • Tracks action items and risks until resolution; escalates issues raised by the functional leads, as needed.
  • Facilitates the identification of functional activity interdependencies and potential issues to ensure impact and resourcing constraints are addressed early.
  • Manages effective and efficient cross functional product team meetings including scheduling, setting agenda and ensuring functional reports completed on schedule, and drafting minutes.
  • Tracks timelines and budget actual to planned.
  • Represents program management at study management team meetings.
  • Partner with functional leads and accounting to develop annual operating plan components related to assigned program.
  • Partner with accounting to manage program budget including ensuring accurate and timely accruals, identification of out of scope activities, and early identification of potential budget variances.
  • Coordinate and manage special program-related projects, as assigned.
  • Contributes to the standardization of project management best practices at Mirum.



  • Bachelors Degree or higher in scientific/healthcare/business field.
  • Experience (5+ years) in clinical research and project management within the pharmaceutical industry (Biotech/small pharma experience preferred).
  • Experience in rare disease and/or liver disease is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with team members creating an environment that fosters successful teamwork, collaboration and cooperation.
  • Thorough understanding of clinical trial management processes and the operation of all clinical development functional areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare timelines and present related information to management.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage budgets including communication of overspend/underspend.
  • Proven ability to identify risks, propose mitigation strategies, and remove barriers to success.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively with Project Lead to establish priorities for team.
  • Strong knowledge of project management software packages and the Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook; ability to create effective presentations for internal and external use.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands, across time-zones, while maintaining positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, complete tasks to deadlines and support product team in doing the same.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Displays a high level of professionalism with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of current regulatory requirements and guidelines governing clinical research. (e.g. ICH/GCP).
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